The Asia Pacific Deaf Games (APDG) is the largest sporting event held for deaf athletes in the Asia Pacific Region. Held once every four years and sanctioned by the Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation.
The first iteration of the Asia Pacific Deaf Games started as the Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships, held in Hong Kong in 1984. Hong Kong is a very proud host for the upcoming 9th Asia Pacific Deaf Games because of the legacy of the competition – this will be the first time Hong Kong will host the Games again in the 35 years since its inception.
With 300 days ahead of this great event, We would like to announce the official Chinese name of the 9th Asia Pacific Deaf Games (APDG).
The Asia Pacific Deaf Games have continued to expand in terms of scale, number of participants and number of events since 1988 APDG held in Seoul, Korea. Since then, the Games have been held every 4 years and have been a steady mark of deaf sporting excellence. The 2019 version of the Games will boast the most participants and highest number of participating countries in APDG history, and surely be one to remember.
The theme of the 9th Asia Pacific Deaf Games (APDG) is "Inspiration & Sensation". Whilst "inspiration" captures the in-breathing moment of the athletes, "sensation" illustrates their finding ways forward during the games. Combining the two elements from the theme, it signifies how deaf athletes go through different challenges over this great event.